Bhutan Experience Tour

Bhutan Experience Tour
Activity
Tours
Destination
Bhutan
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Group Size
    02 - 100 People 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    3-Star Hotel 
  • Best Time
    Jan - May and Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $3,785USD

Trip Overview

Experience the major cultural highlights of Bhutan with the Bhutan Experience Tour. An inspiring tour of ten days, Bhutan Experience Tour takes you to all the cultural hubs of this mystical kingdom.

Discover ancient lakhangs, impressive dzongs, picturesque villages, and secluded monasteries while exploring Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Bumthang.  Drive past high mountain passes and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Our knowledgeable Bhutanese guide will take you to the sites and introduce you to the rich cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people.

Bhutan Experience Tour starts with a drive from Paro to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.  Clean and tranquil with traditional homes and buildings, Thimphu is one of the most peaceful and pollution-free capitals in the world.

Walk around the beautiful King’s Memorial Chorten, with the locals. The chorten is a white religious structure built in memory of the third king of Bhutan.  Your visit to the  Nunnery Temple will acquaint you with the austere lifestyle of the anis or Buddhist nuns.

Explore the Tashichhodzong, a magnificent castle that houses the throne room of the Bhutanese king.  Visiting the Folk Heritage Museum, Painting School, Textile Museum, and the local market will give you an insight into the unique art and culture of the Bhutanese. Your Thimphu tour ends with a drive to the hilltop shrine of  Buddha Dordenma at Kuenselphodrang.

A fascinating drive through the green hills will bring you to Punakha, Bhutan’s ancient capital. Located at the confluence of the Po Chu and Mo Chu rivers, Punakha Dzong will dazzle you with its outstanding beauty and architecture. The massive fortress now houses government offices, a monastery, and chapels with Buddhist relics and scroll paintings.

You will also visit the impressive Druk Wangyal Monastery, and Chimi Lakhang, or the Fertility Temple. Stroll around a traditional village walk and enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse. Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten before heading to Bumthang, the religious and cultural center of Bhutan.

In Bumthang, we will take you to Jambay Lakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built by the Tibetan king Songsten Gampo. Another ancient Buddhist shrine in your Bumthang tour itinerary is the Kurjey Lakhang, a meditation site of Padmasambhava or the Second Buddha.  A delightful walk to the Thangbi Valley will lead you to Thangbi Lakhang, an important Buddhist shrine.  Before bidding goodbye to Bumthang you explore the sacred Tamshing Lakhang, a treasure trove of Buddhist murals and paintings, and the lively local market.

Paro is the last city you will tour. Follow your guide to the stately Paro or Rinpung Dzong and visit Kichu Lakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan. Wrap up your memorable tour with a hike to Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest. Built on the face of a rocky cliff, Tiger’s Nest is a sacred and popular site among tourists as well as locals. During the hike, one can enjoy panoramic views of Paro Valley and the surrounding mountains.

While spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for Bhutan Experience Tour, one can do this trip any time of the year. You will travel between cities in a private vehicle driven by an experienced driver. People of all fitness levels and age groups can do this tip. You can skip the longer hikes if you find them taxing.

Bhutan Experience Tour takes you to all the major cultural and historical sites in Bhutan. Nepal Hiking Team highly recommends this trip to those who are interested in Himalayan Buddhist culture and history.  Come and join us on this fascinating tour of the mystical Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro-Thimphu, 54 Km, 1 hour

Day 02: Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha, 70 Km, 3 hours

Day 04: Village tour in Punakha

Day 05: Punakha-Bumthang, 197 Km, 6-7 hours

Day 06: Bumthang

Day 07: Bumthang-Punakha, 214 Km, 6-7 hours

Day 08: Punakha-Paro, 130 Km, 4 hours

Day 09: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 10: Depart Paro

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
  • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel approved by Bhutanese Government
  • Single room surcharge when travelling 1-2 people in a group
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • Mineral water will be supplied during the tour
  • Highly experienced local tour guide and all entry/permit fees during the tour
  • All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
  • Our office expenses and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

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